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Intel Corporation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation are launching a new pilot program to combine the power of big data with the ubiquitous reach more »

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an at-home colorectal cancer screening tool that is up to 90% accurate in detecting the common cancer, more »

23andMe, the home genetics testing company under scrutiny from the FDA, has secured the good will of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with a more »

All good science experiments have one important thing in common: a control group that establishes a foundation with which to compare the effectiveness of any more »

The federal government produces enormous quantities of clinical and financial health data, but hasn’t done enough to be transparent with the wealth of information it more »

Something strange is happening in the board rooms and laboratories of some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world: the doors of the famously more »

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) isn’t just ready to mine the big data mountain: they’re already swinging the pickaxe.  The Big Data to Knowledge more »

The FDA is using EHR data and information from electronic claims to give drug safety monitoring a boost, writes Janet Woodcock, MD, in a blog more »

Patients who opt for chemotherapy treatments earlier in their battle against prostate cancer may live for a median of 14 months longer than those who more »

Pfizer and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Oncology Research Program have awarded grants to six research and academic institutions focused on consumer education, medical more »

Providers may be encouraged to prescribe more statins for the care of hypertension in vulnerable populations, but the widely-used class of drugs has no significant more »

A partnership between The Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, has launched a cancer data health information more »

Colorectal cancer patients who sought the attention of specialist surgeons had a higher rate of long-term survival and overall better outcomes, found a study by more »

Personalized medicine?  Not if you want to make an extra $350 a month, WellPoint, Inc. is telling oncologists.  The insurer will be offering a financial more »

Central and South American populations affected by endemic diseases like Chagas’ disease and dengue fever will be the target of new research projects from the more »

Physicians who played an educational game online were able to bring the blood pressure of hypertensive patients under control more quickly than those who didn’t more »

The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), a global partnership to improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of clinical research, has announced the more »

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have used genetic data analytics to unearth a clue to the most aggressive and deadly forms of prostate more »

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is teaming up with connectivity vendor CECity and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to try to increase the rate of vaccinations more »

Move over, Lena Headey: there’s another CERSI coming to town.  Undoubtedly more genial and altruistic than the popular Game of Thrones character, the FDA’s Centers more »

There are few industries in the world as deeply reliant on data as healthcare, and yet there are few industries that have lagged so far more »

The FDA has released a statement counseling patients and providers to reconsider the use of aspirin as an aid for general cardiovascular health.  The over-the-counter more »

Population health management begins with ensuring that the maximum number of patients have access to the best possible care, a difficult and politically contentious process more »

With millions of messages posted worldwide every day, ranging from mundane moaning about the weather to incredibly personal details, few data sources are bigger than more »

The vast majority of patients are willing to share their personal health information with researchers and physicians to help further the understanding of a disease more »

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